Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (25 & 26 March 2014)

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Date of Auction: 25th & 26th March 2014

Sold for £130

Estimate: £100 - £140

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902 (2), no clasp (6565 Pte. W. A. Wright, Wilts. Regt.; 6380 Pte. E. Downting, Wilts. Regt.) first with suspension tightened/refitted, contact marks, slight edge bruising, very fine; second with edge bruising and contact marks, good fine (2) £100-140

Footnote

William Alfred Wright was born in Corsley, Warminster, Wiltshire. Living at 4 Whitborne Springs, Corsley, employed as a Labourer, he attested for the Wiltshire Militia at Warminster on 25 February 1901. Served with the 3rd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment on St. Helena guarding Boer prisoners-of-war, 20 June 1901-11 September 1902. With copied service papers and other research.

Rdwin Downting was born in Bucklin Newton, near Dorchester, Dorset. Living in Nunton, near Salisbury, Wiltshire and employed as a Labourer, he attested for the Wiltshire Militia at Salisbury on 16 July 1900. With the 3rd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, he served on St. Helena, 20 June 1901-11 September 1902. With copied service papers.